Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Disable thumbs.db in Win7

Notes for self on how to do this.

  1. Start Local Group Policy Editor.
    1. From start menu type gpedit.msc and hit enter.
  2. Navigate the left pane:
    1. User Configuration
    2. Administrative Templates
    3. Windows Components
    4. Windows Explorer
  3. On right hand side find:
    1. Turn off the caching of thumbnails in hidden thumbs.dg files
    2. Double click this item.
    3. Change value to Enabled

Other notes:

Might need to log off and log on again.

Will not delete existing thumbs.db file.


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